The Karnataka government on Friday extended the lockdown till June 7 in the wake of surge in Covid-19 pandemic. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said that the lockdown was further extended for 14 days.
He said that the decision was based on experts’ advice. The existing restrictions will continue for another two weeks.
Stating that it will be implemented strictly and unnecessary movement will not be tolerated, he said that the guidelines will be as it was at present.
“These decisions were taken keeping the interest of citizens in mind. I request people to cooperate. The Covid-19 is spreading to villages and deaths are going up,” Yediyurappa said.
The announcement came three days before the current lockdown is scheduled to end on May 24.
“Till 6 am on June 7, the stringent measures currently in force will continue,” Yediyurappa said after chairing a meeting with ministers and officials.